The aims of the book are to present a consistent theoretical approach to the prediction of pile deformation and load capacity, to offer parametric solutions for a wide range of cases, to demonstrate how such solutions can be used for design purposes, and to review the applicability of these approaches to practical problems. The material contained in the book is organized as follows: (1) the behaviour of piles under vertical loads (Chapters 2 to 6): effects of installation of piles, ultimate load capacity of piles, load capacity by dynamic methods, settlement analysis of single piles, settlement of pile groups; (2) the behaviour of piles under lateral loading (Chapters 7 and 8) and under combined vertical and lateral loading (Chapter 9); ultimate lateral resistance of piles, load-deflection prediction for laterally loaded piles, general analysis of pile groups; (3) the behaviour of piled rafts (Chapter 10): pile-raft systems; (4) piles subjected to vertical or lateral soil movements (Chapters 11 to 13): negative friction on end-bearing piles, piles in swelling and shrinking soils, piles in soil undergoing lateral movement; (5) miscellaneous topics such as pile buckling, dynamic loading, and pile load tests (Chapters 14 to 16): buckling of slender piles. Dynamic loads on piles, pile load tests. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Wiley (John) & Sons, Limited

    Baffins Lane
    Chichester, Sussex  England 
  • Authors:
    • POULOS, H G
    • Davis, E H
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 307 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331827
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-471-02084-2
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM